St. Thomas Mount National Shrine


14.6/5(13 Ratings)

St. Thomas Mount National Shrine Overview

Ranked 6 of 516 sightseeing in Chennai

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What travellers are saying about St. Thomas Mount National Shrine

Experience scale
  • Excellent 4
  • Very Good 1
  • Terrible 0
  • Poor 0
  • Below Average 0
  • Average 0
  • Good 0
Travellers recommend
  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: 1-2hrs
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Sunset
Facilities available
  • Food available for purchaseFood available for purchase
  • Bathroom facilitiesBathroom facilities
  • Camera/Video allowedCamera/Video allowed
  • Wearing of shoes/footwear allowedWearing of shoes/footwear allowed

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Operating hours

Monday - Friday:
9:00 AM -7:00 PM
9:00 AM -7:00 PM
9:00 AM -12:00 PM
Public Holidays:
7:00 AM -6:00 PM

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Reviews and Ratings

Arul jeganathan Rajamani

Arul jeganathan Rajamani5.0/5

1 review

Nice place

In the middle of the city of Chennai, this sacred mountain is situated majestically. This place is occupied and maintained by the roman catholic christian mission. There are matriculation school, orphanage and homes for the priests and nuns. The church on the top of the mount is very beautiful and sacred. The city also looks beautiful to look from the top of the mount.

Arun Rajan

Arun Rajan4.3/5

140 reviews

Calm Shrine

It is located on a small hill and the place is very beautiful surrounded with trees, few houses and the place is present in the centre of city. It is yet such a calm and beautiful place with no pollution. It is one of the best place to visit in Chennai.

S.m.bega  Raaj

S.m.bega Raaj4.6/5

145 reviews

Pleasant Mount

Short trek to reach Bliss!!!Historic place on top of a hill with stunning views, the whole atmosphere is absolutely awesome!!! Early morning hiking is a very good exercise and sitting in silence gives us peace of mind, morning shot trek to reach the peak serves as a very good exercise, many sports trainers take their students in the morning to this mount.Must visit for all age groups when you are in Chennai and very easily accessible from all parts of Chennai via City bus and MRTS, the nearest station is St. Thomas Mount.e

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Krishna chandra Panigrahi

Krishna chandra Panigrahi5.0/5

2 reviews

The ancient church at the hill

One of the biggest historical church situated on the top of the holy mountain. It's very close to Chennai airport. Beautiful pilgrim place. People from any religion are gathering here for its natural beauty. The site seen attracts the visitors. We can see the airport beauty from the top of the mountain. Very peaceful place to pray and make your mind peace.

Leo Stanny

Leo Stanny5.0/5

5 reviews

Peaceful Church

Its a peaceful church, located near Guindy on a small hill, you will have a pleasant visit, a great mass and the view from the hill is too good you can see the runway of the airport and the city.

Mesiah Das

Mesiah Das4.3/5

7 reviews

An aeriel view point and a sacred spot

A solemn place of worship for Christians. Also, situated at an elevation, the place offers a panoramic view of Chennai city both during daytime and at night. From here, one could get a nice view of the Chennai airport, air-crafts landing and taking-off.

Christy thomas

Christy thomas5.0/5

3 reviews

Must Visit Place

It is a very good place to visit. You will see all the ancient things which are worth to see.

Fj Explorer

Fj Explorer3.9/5

9 reviews

Small and well maintained Church.

Presently new construction work going on adjacent to the church. Well maintained and painted church. Parking fee is collected for vehicle. No entrance fee charge. There is allotted place to lit candle. Many saint relics are kept inside the church.